‘Want’ in Journey to Crone

Susan Adams, Ph.D.is an Australian poet published in nine countries. She was awarded ‘commended’ in the 2012 O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition (Ire) and Highly Commended in the Val Vallis Award 2012. She has been read several times on ABC Radio National. Recent publications include Quadrant, Westerly, Southerly, Eureka Street, Hecate, Social Alternatives, Cordite, Visible Ink, FourW. Susan lives on Dangar Island in the Hawkesbury River. Her first book BesideRivers (Island Press) is for release early 2013.

‘The Dead Cat’ in Sunday Snaps: the Stories

Sam is a recent convert to the business of writing. Creative writing was the only thing Sam enjoyed at school. After leaving school he didn’t write for years until a chance conversation on Twitter convinced him to pick up his pen again. Since then his brain has become home to pixies, vampires, serial killers and a host of other weird and wonderful characters, some of whom have yet to find themselves in print.  He publishes flash fiction most Fridays over at his blog, and his flash fiction serial ‘The Urban Combat Fairies (UCF) Stories’ is also available to read at The Penny Dreadful. Sam is one of the team behind ‘The Great Chocolate Conspiracy’ flash fiction blog tour. Sam’s work has been published in Best of Friday Flash Vol. 1, Literary Mix Tapes: Deck the Halls, Nothing But Flowers, and 100 Stories for Queensland e-books and paperbacks.  Sam blogs at Future; Nostalgic and hangs around on Twitter as @FutureNostalgic.  He lives in England with his family and is owned by two demented cats.

‘Bare’ in Journey to Crone

Carol is a writer and editor in the field of educational publishing. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Avocet, Chiron Review, Mobius, Numinous, The New Verse News, Red River Review, and OVS. New work is scheduled to appear in Canary, Eunoia Review, Sugar Mule, Poetrybay, and the Mad Hatter’s Review. Her work has also appeared in the anthologies Broken Circles, Joy Interrupted, The Storm is Coming, and Surrounded: Living with Islands.

‘”Not in my Backyard” is something only someone else can say’ and ‘Autumn on Oak Street’ in Cities

Leah is a transplanted American Midwesterner, unsure what feels like home anymore. She is the editor-in-chief of Alternating Current Press; writes historical fiction, poetry, and plays; has had 20 chapbooks published; and has earned two Pushcart Prize nominations. Recently, she won the 2013 Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest and took Honorable Mentions in the 2013 Bevel Summers Prize for Short Fiction, the 2013 Baltimore Science Fiction Society Poetry Contest, and the 2013 West Coast Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Suisun Valley Review and Shenandoah. She can be found at leahangstman.com.

‘Lights’ in Cities

Rosemary lives in a Suffolk market town where she can usually be found reading, knitting and drinking red wine. She runs a poetry writing group for the Edmund Centre for Arts and Theology. She is currently enjoying reading poetry collections by Elizabeth Cook and Rebecca Goss and has never got over the thrill of having a book token.

‘Lilly’ in You, Me & a Bit of We

Hettie has a healthy ego and a fertile imagination which, combined with a robust work ethic, make her a well-rounded individual. As the proud possessor of an enlarged funny bone she’s bound to say it has a marked influence on her writing style and life in general. She can be found online at www.hettieashwin.blogspot.com.au.

‘Teufelsgrat’ in Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror

Melanie lives in Pennsylvania, in the United States. She lives with her boyfriend (Alec), her cat (Anubis), and 30 goldfish (who would like to remain anonymous). She writes fiction in many genres. M.R. James is one of her favourite authors. Her blog, www.athertonsmagicvapour.com, is, in Melanie’s estimation, well worth a visit.